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@DubC_Football PREVIEW: Capital Crusaders

@DubC_Football PREVIEW: Capital Crusaders

The Wilmington College football team teams home 7:30 p.m. Saturday to host the Capital Crusaders in Ohio Athletic Conference action. 

The Series

Capital leads the overall series, 19-4, and has won 16 straight overall. 

The Last Five

2016: Capital 35, Wilmington 21

2015: Capital 49, Wilmington 27

2014: Capital 34, Wilmington 21

2013: Capital 41, Wilmington 27

2012: Capital 40, Wilmington 21

Back to Back

Senior P.J. Meyer is coming off back-to-back 100-yard receiving games, and is fifth in the Ohio Athletic Conference in receiving yards. His 25.3 yards per reception is second in the league. 

Creditt, where Creditt is due

Senior quarterback Luke Creditt is leading the team in both passing and rushing through two games this season. 

He is 19-of-31 (61.3 percent) for 316 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. He is coming off a season in which he had five touchdowns passes in 10 games. Creditt is averaging 6.0 yards per carry with 181 yards on 30 carries and a touchdown. 

Red Zone Efficiency

The game pits two of the top three red zone offenses in the OAC. Capital has finished 89 percent (8-of-9) of its trips with touchdowns, while Wilmington brings a 88 percent (7-of-8) success rate into the game. 

Ground Attack 

After two games, thanks mostly to the 381 yards against Earlham, the Fightin' Quakers lead the OAC with 253.5 yards per game. Their 5.5 yards per rush is third in the league as is their seven rushing scores. 

Running to Paydirt

Through two games, Wilmington has seven rushing touchdowns. They only had eight rushing scores last year. The Fightin' Quakers had nine tallies in 2014. 

Key Players

Wilmington's Secondary

Junior Jay Higgins is the most experienced member of a Wilmington secondary that boast three starting freshmen. The team has yet to record an interception and has just five pass breakups. 

Capital's Thomas Wibbeler

The reigning Ohio Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week is fourth in the league with 289 yards passing and third with seven touchdown passes. The Ohio Dominican transfer is coming off a 317-yard performance with seven touchdowns. 

By The Numbers

23.4 - Wilmington is averaging 23.4 points per game over the past five years against Capital. It marks the highest scoring average over that span against any Ohio Athletic Conference team. 

4 - Wilmington freshman Kevin Shamp is one of four OAC kickers to have converted 100 percent of their PAT attempts. He is also one of four OAC kickers without a field goal attempt. 

75 - The Fightin' Quakers are averaging 75.0 penalty yards per game, ranking them eighth in the OAC. Their eight penalties per game is tied for sixth. 

30 - Senior Eric Flynn, Jr. is second in the league averaging 30.0 kickoff return yards. As a team, Wilmington is second with 24.7 return yards.

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